01st November 2018 Current Affairs

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J&K State Administrative Council approves the J&K Municipal Laws (Amendment) bill, 2018

  • The State Administrative Council (SAC) of Jammu and Kashmir under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik has approved “The Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018”.
  • SAC has also approved honorarium for Sarpanchs and Panchs to be elected in the ensuing Panchayat elections.
  • The SAC hoped that the provision would infuse enthusiasm among the elected Panchayat members- the election for which is being held in nine phases (starting from Nov 17, 2018).
  • The SAC decided that the Sarpanchs will be paid monthly honorarium of Rs 2500 and Panchs Rs 1000.

J&K: Governor Satya Pal Malik flags off SAUBHAGYA RATH from Raj Bhawan Jammu

  • Governor Mr Satya Pal Malik flagged off ‘SAUBHAGYA RATH’ comprising 20 vehicles each for one District of Kashmir and Jammu divisions from Raj Bhawan, Jammu.
  • The SAUBHAGYA RATH under ‘Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana’ – SAUBHAGYA shall move in each district for one month, to rule out the possibility of any household remaining un-electrified.
  • A total of 2,26,367 households (Out of 3,57,405) were already proposed under the ongoing Deen Dayal Upadhaya Gram Jyoti Yojana -(DDUGJY)’ and other allied schemes.

TATA steel is the partner for hockey world cup

  • Steel manufacturing giant Tata Steel was named as an official partner for the 2018 Men’s hockey World Cup .
  • The hockey world cup will be held here from 28 November 2018 to 16 December 2018 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  • Tata Steel is the 10th-largest steel producer in the world.

Pankaj Advani wins the second leg of Asian Snooker Tour in Jinan, China

  • World champion (19th times) Pankaj Advani has won the second leg of the Asian Snooker Tour in Jinan, China.
  • He has become the first Indian to win an Asian Snooker Tour event.
  • Advani delivered a power-packed performance to outclass China’s Ju Reti 6-1 in the final.

Sri Lanka's bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa suspended by ICC

  • According to an ICC release, Sri Lanka’s bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa has been suspended with immediate effect by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and charged with match-fixing.
  • Mr Zoysa has 14 days from tomorrow to respond to the charges.
  • Zoysa has been charged with articles which relate to match-fixing and encouraging players to influence results.

Senior IPS officer S S Deswal appointed ITBP chief

  • Senior IPS officer S S Deswal (IPS officer -1984 batch -Haryana cadre) has been appointed the chief of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) till 31st August, 2021.
  • He has been appointed in place of R K Pachnanda.
  • Shri Deswal will hold the additional charge of the post of DG, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) till further orders.

African American playwright Ntozake Shange passes away

  • Playwright, poet and author Ntozake Shange (70-years) passed away at an assisted living centre in Maryland.
  • Ntozake Shange’s most acclaimed theatre piece is the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf,”.
  • “For Colored Girls” describes the racism, sexism, violence and rape experienced by seven black women.
  • She taught at multiple colleges including Brown University and DePaul University.

MHA approves ‘Safe City Project’ for Lucknow

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) approved a ‘Safe City project’ for Lucknow at a total cost of Rs.194.44 crore under the Nirbhaya Fund Scheme.
  • The Safe city proposal for Lucknow will be implemented by Uttar Pradesh Police, assisted by the Municipal bodies and city transport authorities.
  • The Safe City project for Lucknow also envisages gender sensitization awareness campaigns.

Madhya Pradesh celebrates its 63rd Foundation Day today

  • Today, Madhya Pradesh is celebrating its 63rd Foundation Day in all the districts of the state with traditional pride and grandeur.
  • Madhya Pradesh was founded on November 1, 1956, and now is the second largest Indian state in size with an area of 3 Lakh 8 thousand sq. km.
  • Madhya Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel congratulated the people of the state on the foundation day.
  • This year, the theme for the celebrations is the heritage of MP and all performances will revolve around folk and classical performances.

‘SMiLE Virtual Tour Guide’ launched in Kerala

  • The Kerala Tourism Department has launched ‘SMiLE Virtual Tour Guide’ .
  • A ‘SMiLE Virtual Tour Guide’ links tourists with their places of attraction and providers of experiential services.
  • The ‘SMiLE’ guide renders information on 40 Malabar attractions.
  • It has been conceived and executed by Bekal Resorts Development Corporation (BRDC).

Agreement b/w India & Morocco approved

  • The Union Cabinet approved the Agreement between India and Morocco on 1 November 2018.
  • The Agreement will provide a broad legal framework for bilateral cooperation between India and Morocco in investigation and prosecution of crime.
  • It aims to increase effectiveness in investigation and prosecution of crime, and in providing the necessary peaceful ambience .

Try out the quiz ?

1. Which bill is passes by J&K state Administrative council?

Correct! Wrong!

The State Administrative Council (SAC) of Jammu and Kashmir under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik has approved "The Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018”.

2. Who flags off Saubhagya Rath from Raj Bhawan Jammu?

Correct! Wrong!

J&K: Governor Satya Pal Malik flags off SAUBHAGYA RATH from Raj Bhawan Jammu

3. Who is the official partner for the 2018 Men’s hockey World Cup?

Correct! Wrong!

Steel manufacturing giant Tata Steel was named as an official partner for the 2018 Men’s hockey World Cup .

4. Who is the first Indian person to win an Asian Snooker Tour event?

Correct! Wrong!

Pankaj Advani wins the second leg of Asian Snooker Tour in Jinan, China

5. Who is suspended by ICC from Sri Lanka?

Correct! Wrong!

According to an ICC release, Sri Lanka's bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa has been suspended with immediate effect by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and charged with match-fixing.

6. Who is appointed as the chief of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police?

Correct! Wrong!

Senior IPS officer S S Deswal (IPS officer -1984 batch -Haryana cadre) has been appointed the chief of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) till 31st August, 2021.

7. Ntozake Shange is ……………….

Correct! Wrong!

Playwright, poet and author Ntozake Shange (70-years) passed away at an assisted living centre in Maryland.

8. For which city the Ministry of Home Affairs approved a ‘safe city project’?

Correct! Wrong!

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) approved a ‘Safe City project’ for Lucknow at a total cost of Rs.194.44 crore under the Nirbhaya Fund Scheme.

9. On November 1st Madhya Pradesh celebrates its __________ Foundation Day

Correct! Wrong!

Today, Madhya Pradesh is celebrating its 63rd Foundation Day in all the districts of the state with traditional pride and grandeur. Madhya Pradesh was founded on November 1, 1956, and now is the second largest Indian state in size with an area of 3 Lakh 8 thousand sq. km.

10. ‘SMiLE Virtual Tour Guide’ launched in which state?

Correct! Wrong!

The Kerala Tourism Department has launched ‘SMiLE Virtual Tour Guide’ .

11. With which country Union Cabinet approved the agreement with India on 1st November 2018?

Correct! Wrong!

The Union Cabinet approved the Agreement between India and Morocco on 1 November 2018.

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